Improving Existing Methods of Generating Electrical Power Supply and Air Ventilation Inside Food Trucks

  • Azhar Abdullah Politeknik Kota Bharu
  • Ibrahim Abdullah Politeknik Kota Bharu
  • Zulkifli Mohd Yusoff Politeknik Kota Bharu
  • Noor Hisham Koya Politeknik Kota Bharu
  • Mohd Zahidi Mohd Zain Politeknik Kota Bharu

Abstract

Unlike restaurants that have fixed connections to the grid for all their electricity needs, food truck entrepreneurs need the appropriate power that can be used to handle electrical equipment. This makes mobile generators an important part of today's food trucks. However, the use of fuel-generating generators is not only noisy, these fossil fuel sources are decreasing and this causes fossil fuel prices to rise. It also causes air pollution such as acid rain, haze and rising earth temperatures. FIC KITCHEN TECHNOLOGY SDN. BHD. has opened an offer through the PPRN program to researchers from Public Institutions to submit proposals for solutions to improve existing methods for generating electricity in Food Trucks and to identify ways to improve ventilation in Food Trucks. Solar energy is one of renewable energy and will not be exhausted. The use of a silent solar power supply system without air pollution is not just to light a lamp, but it is also larger for machines in food trucks such as mini fridge, food warmer heater, coffee maker, sink water pump, blender and 1HP air-conditioning. The results of the study show the effectiveness of the use of solar systems in food trucks in terms of fuel cost savings as well as the system's power supply capabilities in handling electrical equipment. This project has opened another era of advancement in the production of food trucks using an eco-friendly supply system.

Published
2019-01-14
How to Cite
ABDULLAH, Azhar et al. Improving Existing Methods of Generating Electrical Power Supply and Air Ventilation Inside Food Trucks. Politeknik & Kolej Komuniti Journal of Engineering and Technology, [S.l.], p. 8-18, jan. 2019. ISSN 0128-2883. Available at: <http://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/PMJET/article/view/4833>. Date accessed: 22 july 2019.